Summer has been going well.
I had a colonoscopy/endoscopic ultrasound about a week ago, and I’m clean as a whistle! No cancer to be found. While this had been the assumption, it is a great relief to have it confirmed. My recovery from the Chemo drugs is moving apace. There is little question that I’m tired. Not quite back to my pre-cancer levels of energy. My hands no longer tingle.. but my feet do. All the time. Just borderline numbness. Weird. I’ve been playing a fair amount of handball, and some tennis. It feels great to have the energy for such things, but my joints are all achy. I assume that this is a combination of being generally out of shape, and having my immune system working at lower than normal levels. All in all, it’s a great life! No more constant office visits and nose bleeds and nausea and blood drawing etc..
Hill and I have been married now for almost two months. How cool. She jumped through all of the necessary hoops to officially become Hillary CALDWELL. Wow. It took three or four trips to the courthouse for various document signings and filings (one of which I needed to be present for), and she had to publish her intent to change her name in the Irish Echo. Who knew!? I guess anyone who has changed their name. She starts school full time at the end of the month. Very exciting. She has arranged for me to be on her school health insurance! I’m embarrassed to even say how much this will save us.. My current insurance went up to $1500 a month at the beginning of august. That is criminal, of course.
I’m madly building bikes. Currently working on Glen’s second. He and Hedi are in town shooting the whole process on 16mm film.
This coming Saturday, and Saturday the 22nd, I will be showing bikes along with some other NYC area manufacturers along the bike route for Summer Streets! Info . I will be down in Soho between Kenmare and Spring, on Cleveland Place/Lafayette (Very near the corner deli, which I think has the very finest tacos in town!). Patagonia has been kind enough to loan me their tent for the two saturdays. I’ll have four or five bikes with me, and possibly for the 8th (definitely for the 22nd), T-shirts!! The very first official fast boy t-shirt.
It is a Litho print by my ridiculously talented high school friend Hibiki M. These will be for sale on the website as soon as they arrive, for those of you who aren’t in NYC.
That’s all for now. See you on Saturday.